UBC signs $10-million deal with India to continue isotope research

August 9, 2013

The University of British Columbia has signed a $10-million deal with India’s Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre in Calcutta to continue a 10-year partnership to develop cutting-edge production techniques and the study of rare isotopes. The deal between the Indian centre and UBC’s TRIUMF subatomic physics lab will “lead to technology that will help alleviate the worldwide shortage of the technetium-99m isotope, the most common medical isotope used for diagnostic testing,” according to Tim Meyer, head of strategic planning and communications for TRIUMF. Vancouver Desi